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Pet Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Help protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention from our Oklahoma City vets.

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Protection & Prevention

At Putnam North Animal Hospital, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from developing in the first place.

Combined with regular wellness exams, pet vaccinations and parasite prevention form the foundation of your animal's routine healthcare. 

Preventive care gives your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life. Our veterinary team will work with you to craft customized preventive care plans for your cat or dog's unique needs.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Oklahoma City

Vaccination & Reproductive Surgery Schedule

Current dog and cat vaccinations are essential when it comes to protecting your companion from a range of contagious, often serious, diseases. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents the birth of unwanted litters, but these common veterinary surgeries can also help to protect your pet against some serious forms of cancer. They may also prevent unwanted behaviors such as scooting, roaming, howling, and aggression.

Cat Vaccinations

In their first year, kittens need preventative vaccines to protect them from serious diseases.

Additionally, all kittens should be tested for Feline Leukemia and the Feline Immunodeficiency virus. They should also be checked for internal parasites. We will always deworm your kitten at least twice and start them on their monthly parasite protection (including heartworm protection) to ensure they are parasite-free. 

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia
    • Booster: Feline Leukemia
  • 5 to 6 months

    Spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your cat from a number of health issues and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (females) - Spaying your female cat prevents the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, protects your cat against serious illnesses, and can help to prevent behaviors such as howling and scooting that accompany heat cycles.
    • Neuter (males) - Neutering your male cat prevents your pet from fathering unwanted kittens, protects your cat against various illnesses, and can help to prevent territory marking (spraying), roaming, howling, and cat aggression. 
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Dog Vaccinations

In their first year of life, puppies need vaccines to be protected from dangerous diseases. While internal parasites are common in puppies, they can become life-threatening if left untreated. Your puppy will be tested for parasites and dewormed at least twice.

We will also get them started on their monthly parasite protection (including heartworm protection) to keep them healthy and parasite-free.

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Injectable Bordetella
    • 4-way Leptospirosis
  • 14 to 16 weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Intranasal Bordetella
      • Booster: 4-way Leptospirosis

    Spaying, neutering, and microchipping help protect your dog from a number of health issues, and therefore fall under the preventive health care umbrella. 

    • Spay (female) - Dog spaying will prevent your female dog from mothering puppies, but it can also help to prevent certain cancers and regular heat cycles which can attract roaming males to your property.
    • Neuter (male) - Dog neutering can help to prevent your male dog from fathering unwanted puppies, as well as protecting your dog from a number of serious cancers, and helping to reduce the risk of roaming and dog aggression.
    • Microchipping - A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. Pets that are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites pose a serious health threat to animals and people in the Oklahoma City area. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can even be transmitted to other people or pets living in your household. Our parasite prevention measures can help protect your cat or dog from the following common parasites:

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your household if left untreated.

Ticks

These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of a number of serious conditions in pets and people. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats, and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan.

Heartworm

This thread-like parasitic roundworm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected animals.

Hookworm

These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.

Roundworm

This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.

Tapeworm

Tapeworms are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming. These hook-like parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines. 

Whipworm

Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

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Welcoming New Patients

Putnam North Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our team is passionate about the health and well-being of dogs and cats from across Oklahoma City. Get in touch today.

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